1547, February 14
King Christian III of Denmark to Thomas Koppen: Koppen receives two parts of the church goods in the Faroes, for which he shall pay annually 100 Lübeck mark to the school on the islands, 100 mark to the hospital, and 500 mark to the king each year on Easter.
Created for and published on the HANSdoc website of the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, by Bart Holterman in the context of the research project Between the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea: interdisciplinary Studies of the Hanse. Licensed CC BY.
Danske Kancelli, Registre over alle Lande V, f. 505
Danske Kancelli, Tegnelser over alle Lande II, f. 149
Norwegian summary in Norske Rigs-Registranter, copied with Faroese summary in Evensen, Savn til Føroyinga sögu no. 54.
The amount to be paid to the king differs: K1 mentions 300 mark, K2 500 mark, whereas later quittances (e.g. 15480312KOL01) mention 400 mark, which makes a total of 500 together with the 100 mark that Thomas Koppen had to pay the king for his monopoly on the Faroes.